Abe Hamadeh, a Republican running for attorney general in Arizona, has filed the nation’s first statement of an electoral contest in the Arizona Superior Court. There will likely be a recount because Hamadeh is currently just 510 votes behind radical left Democratic candidate Kris Mayes.
However, due to voter ballots being stolen and not counted, the Arizona election had numerous issues with tabulating votes and was a total mess.
Hamadeh attacked Arizona’s election officials in a post:
“My parents came here from Syria, they didn’t expect Arizona elections to be so similar.”
My parents came here from Syria, they didn’t expect Arizona elections to be so similar.
— Abe Hamadeh (@AbrahamHamadeh) November 22, 2022
Republicans have a large collection of videotaped testimonies from those who were completely barred from casting a ballot.
In a court lawsuit submitted to Maricopa County Superior Court, Hamadeh’s counsel requested that the judge not only refuse to certify the results of the election on November 8 but also, if necessary, award Hamadeh the victory.
The Republican National Committee concurs with his request, which is being opposed by Democratic candidate Kris Mayes, who is now in the lead in the race for attorney general, as well as the Democratic Secretary of State for Arizona, Katie Hobbes.
All of Arizona’s votes, according to the Secretary of State’s office, have been tallied.
Because there is less than a.05 percentage point difference in the number of votes cast for each candidate, the election is already subject to an automatic recount under state law. After the election results are certified on December 5, a recount is planned to take place.
However, there are alarmingly numerous problems with machines, ballots, and votes around the state, and 4 of the 15 counties have already said they wish to delay the certification process.
Hamadeh is requesting that the attorney general’s race not be certified in its current form. An “an injunction … prohibiting the Secretary of State from declaring the Contestee elected to the office of Arizona Attorney General or from issuing to Contestee a certificate of election,” is what it requests.
In the event that the final tally favors him, he also requested the court to order the secretary of state to verify the results of the election in his favor.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“An injunction … requiring the Secretary of State to declare Contestant Abraham Hamadeh elected to the office of Arizona Attorney General and to issue to Contestant a certificate of election.”
In a news release, Hamadeh said: “The voters of Arizona demand answers and deserve transparency about the gross incompetence and mismanagement of the General Election by certain election officials. Pervasive errors by our election officials resulted in the disenfranchisement of countless Arizonans who had their voices silenced. Arizonans deserve to have an election system that is transparent and fair and right now we have neither.
“Today’s challenge is the only way to provide accountability and restore confidence in our broken election system.” CONTINUE READING…